Saturday, we went to the Brooklyn Museum, which is kind of like Brooklyn's version of the Met. The building is beautiful, and it is located at the edge of Prospect Park. My favorite paitings were a few by Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton. Blake may be related to Benton through his mother's, father's family, so that makes it a bit more fun. We asked for a special tour, due to the family relationship and all, but no luck. :)
Before coming back to Manhattan, we actually found a good lunch deal... which we determined was the first time we found a "deal" on anything in months! It was past 4 p.m., but the japanese restaurant let us order the lunch special which included soup, salad, sushi, egg roll and an entree.
Saturday night was a Knicks game, which was pretty cool. Neither of us had been to Madison Square Garden before, so simply going to the arena was great. Our seats weren't awesome, but it didn't really matter. I hope we get to see another game, or perhaps a hockey match this winter.
This morning, we took care of a chore that I have been dreading... Edie's bath. When we take her out, she and we are a bit embarrased because all of the other shih tzus are fluffy and well groomed, while Edie's hair is flat and a bit messy. The problem is, we have no bathtub, and our shower's water pressure isn't good enough to bathe her in the shower (which would also be a bit crazy), so our only option is the kitchen sink or a very expensive trip to the groomer. We opted for the sink. Our sink is pretty small, and pretty shallow, and it sits pretty close to the wall, but we made it work. Edie is now Upper East Side appropriate.
This afternoon, we walked through Central Park to get a late lunch on the Upper West Side. There are quite a few areas in the Park where kids were sleding, which was fun to see and reminded me that kids who live here can have a semi-normal childhood! Blake's favorive area of the Park is called the Ramble. It is basically a forested area with crossing paths and hills. I enjoyed walking around, and was slightly reminded of the Springfield Nature Center. To end the afternoon, we got awesome cupcakes at Crumbs bakery. Yum!
We sold the Jetta this week. It was a bit sad, but necessary. The parking tickets and insurance were putting us (further) in the poor house! Both Blake and I have had cars for ten years, so it feels really strange to not have them now, but I am sure we will find a good use for the money.
Now, to watch the Giants beat the 49ers and go to the Super Bowl! We are coming for you Tom Brady...
I am looking forward to a good week and thinking of all you BKD'rs working those crazy, awful tax season hours. I don't envy you, but it does bring a solidarity that I miss at my job here in New York. Hope you all have a great week!
|Thomas Hart Benton|
|Thomas Hart Benton|
|Floor in the great room at the Brooklyn Museum|
|Monet at the Brooklyn Museum|
|Brooklyn Bridge at the Brooklyn Museum|
|Edie's Bath in the sink|
|The Brooklyn Museum|
|Madison Square Garden - so big!|
|RIP to the Jetta|